11 Celebs Who Have Had Steamy Summer Flings

by Madeleine Somerville
Jun 15, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. ET

When the summer is hot, celebrity romances are even hotter. Here are 11 celeb couples who's short-lived but steamy summer flings have us longing to search out our own. 

1 /12: Taylor Swift & Tom Hiddleston

1/12 :Taylor Swift & Tom Hiddleston

Perhaps the most famous recent summer lovers, Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston first crossed paths on May 3, 2016, at the MET gala. The two danced the night away while Swift's boyfriend at the time, Calvin Harris, was MIA. Harris and Swift announced their breakup on June 2, and less than two weeks later on June 15, photos of Swift and Hiddleston locked in a passionate embrace on the shores of Rhode Island hit the press. 

The pair enjoyed a high-profile relationship for the entire summer complete with an Instagram-official photo posted by Swift BFF Britany Maack featuring the couple cuddling on deck chairs with Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, Fourth of July festivities and Hiddleston donning an "I heart TS" tank top. As summer drew to a close, however, so did their steamy relationship. On Sept. 6, US Weekly reported that the two had split.

2 /12: Leonardo DiCaprio & Blake Lively

2/12 :Leonardo DiCaprio & Blake Lively

Did you forget about these two? We almost did too. But it's true, DiCaprio and Lively shared a summer romance in 2011 on a whirlwind journey including New York, Cannes and Portofino. Unfortunately, the pair's A-list romance came to an end in early fall, with reports emerging in October that the duo was done. 

DiCaprio went back to his modelizer ways, dating a string of impossibly beautiful 20-somethings, while Lively would go on to meet and marry Ryan Reynolds. Reynolds and Lively now have two children together. 

3 /12: Zac Efron & Michelle Rodriguez

3/12 :Zac Efron & Michelle Rodriguez

This pair rates as one of the more random summer celebrity couples we've seen. Efron and Rodriguez met in Italy in early July 2015 after Rodriguez split from girlfriend Cara Delevingne. 

They enjoyed a wild few months of yachts, horseback riding and steamy makeout sessions at nightclubs and seemed to be thoroughly enjoying their hot new relationship. The media had a lot to say about their age difference (Rodiguez was 35, Efron, 26), but we don't think age had anything to do with their breakup two months later. Ultimately, their summer fling just fizzled out the way so many others have.

4 /12: Ariana Grande & Mac Miller

4/12 :Ariana Grande & Mac Miller

These two have been "friends" for years, but in September 2016, Grande confirmed speculation that they'd transitioned to a little bit more over the summer. Tongues started wagging after Grande had Miller with her during her Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival and the musical pair were spotted together throughout the summer. 

Grande confirmed their relationship in an appearance on The Ellen Degeneres Show in September 2016, and many fans suspect that the two are now engaged after Grande was spotted wearing what looked like a giant diamond engagement ring after her One Love Manchester concert. 

5 /12: Scott Disick & Bella Thorne

5/12 :Scott Disick & Bella Thorne

In what may be the briefest celeb summer fling in history, Scott Disick and Bella Thorne hooked up for a hot three days in May before parting ways.

The KUWTK star and ex-boyfriend of Kourtney Kardashian was spotted flying to Cannes with Thorne and then making out with her at the film festival hot spot. Their fling didn't last long, however — Disick was seen kissing his ex, Chloé Bartoli, just a day later.  

6 /12: Kaley Cuoco & Henry Cavill

6/12 :Kaley Cuoco & Henry Cavill

The Superman leading man and the star of The Big Bang Theory made headlines for their summer fling that lasted a whopping 10 days back in 2013. Cuoco has said about their high-profile, paparazzi-infested relationship, "I had no one following me until I met Superman. I've been in this business for 20 years, and my whole life, I could go anywhere, do anything. There had not been one paparazzi photo of me until like several months ago. The recognition was crazy."

Many speculated that the relationship was nothing more than PR for Cavill's upcoming film, but nonetheless, the pair split after less than two weeks and Cuoco went on to meet her eventual husband Ryan Sweeting, getting engaged after dating just three months (and subsequently filing for divorce after just under two years of marriage). 

7 /12: Ellie Goulding & Niall Horan

7/12 :Ellie Goulding & Niall Horan

UK singers Niall Horan and Ellie Goulding got together for a dramatic — if short-lived — romance a few years ago. Goulding has stated that the two went on a handful of "really fun" dates in the summer of 2015, but both eventually moved on to other partners. Goulding is now dating British martial arts athlete Bobby Rich, while Horan seems to be single, at least for the moment.

8 /12: Nina Dobrev & Zedd

8/12 :Nina Dobrev & Zedd

Dobrev appeared to be breaking one of the most important rules of #GirlCode when it was rumored that she was dating BFF Selena Gomez's ex, Russian record producer Zedd.

The two have denied dating, but the pair definitely appeared to be getting cozy in the summer of 2015. 

9 /12: Justin Bieber & Sofia Richie

9/12 :Justin Bieber & Sofia Richie

The Canadian singer and the daughter of legendary crooner Lionel Richie were an item for a brief week during the summer of 2016. Although their summer romance was apparently pretty hot and heavy, Bieber reportedly broke off the budding relationship after a week because he felt that Richie was getting more serious than he was, and he wasn't ready for a relationship quite yet. 

Too bad. These two could have made some beautiful music together.

10 /12: Demi Lovato & Trace Cyrus

10/12 :Demi Lovato & Trace Cyrus

Despite a four-year age difference, Cyrus (then 20) and Lovato (then just 16) grew their longtime friendship into a brief romance during the summer of 2009. In July, however, Cyrus confirmed that the two had split, saying in an interview with People, "We gave it a shot and that’s all you can do."

Demo Lovato went on to have a relationship with Joe Jonas, then MMA fighter Guilherme “Bomba” Vasconcelos. Reports now peg Lovato as single for the summer — time for another summer fling?

11 /12: Lea Michele & Robert Buckley

11/12 :Lea Michele & Robert Buckley

Co-stars Lea Michele and Robert Buckley met on the set of their Hulu sci-fi show Dimension 404 and began dating in early summer. The two were Instagram official in no time, but their summer fling ended early with outlets reporting the end of their relationship in early July of 2016.

Sources were mum about who initiated the split, but with summer just around the corner, these two young celebs will soon get another chance at summer love.

12 /12: Not all good things come to an end

12/12 :Not all good things come to an end

Of course, not all summer flings are fiery and short-lived. George and Amal Clooney, Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston, Sofía Vergara and Joe Manganiello and Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus are just a few couples who began their relationships in the hot summer months but managed to keep those sparks burning years later and are still together to this day.